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Thursday, 07 June 2012 22:18

About Hlabisa Municipality

The municipality is generally characterised by isolated rural communities with high levels of poverty. The most significant land use is subsistence agriculture and dispersed settlements, plantations and agriculture are found throughout the municipality. The major draw card of Hlabisa is the tourism industry centred on the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, located 280 km north of Durban, is the oldest proclaimed park in Africa. It consists of 960 km² (96,000 ha) of hilly topography in central Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts. The park is the only state-run park in KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five Game occur. Due to conservation efforts, the park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world.
 
Hlabisa
—  Local Municipality  —
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMkhanyakude
Seat Hlabisa
Wards 8
Government
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor  VF Hlabisa
Area
 • Total 1,555 km2 (600 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 150,553
 • Density 96.8/km2 (251/sq mi)
 • Households 29,259
Racial makeup (2007)
 • African 99.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
First languages (2001)
 • Zulu 99.0%
 • Other 1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal Code KZN274
 

Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following 

PlaceCodeArea (km2)Population
Abakwahlabisa 53501 133.62 16,583
Hlabisa 53502 1.14 652
Mdletshe 53503 375.17 38,851
Mpembeni 53504 114.83 10,490
Mpukunyoni 53505 796.90 110,299
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